We are proud to have partnered with Heartland BCycle to bring rental bicycles to the Riverfront. And they’ve been a success! In fact, our bike stations are among the Metro’s most popular.
Why are our stations so heavily used? Certainly, the development of the Omaha/Council Bluffs Riverfront attractions is a factor; however the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge also contributes. The Bridge allows visitors to simply hop on a bike and explore the trails – on both sides of the river!
Today, electric bicycles are available to rent and proving popular. As a result, many of the older bikes and Riverfront rental sites have converted to electricity. Riding a bike continues to be a “cool” way to visit the Riverfront – we helped make it easy!
Project Partners: The Cities of Omaha & Council Bluffs, P-MRNRD, Live Well Omaha, the Iowa West Foundation, others.
Estimated Financial Support: Back to the River – $58,000
Estimated Total Project Cost: $468,000
Year: 2014, 2019